One man was injured when a Nabors rig caught fire Tuesday afternoon near Watford City.
Nabors B8, a production rig, was on a Whiting Petroleum site when part of the floor and site burst into flames at 4:16 p.m.
According to the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office, Brian Busby was injured in the explosion and transported to McKenzie County Hospital for treatment. His injuries were non-life threatening burns on his head and hands.
The initial cause of the fire is believed to be a pressure build up that caused material to escape and ignite.
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Source: Williston Herald, “Oil rig explodes near Watford City” Jerry Burnes, March 26, 2014.